Dave Rubin

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Dave Rubin
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Rubin after performing on a Royal Caribbean Cruise, on November 28, 2009.
Born (1976-06-26) June 26, 1976 (age 38)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Residence New York, New York
Occupation Comedian, blogger, radio personality, television personality
Known for The Young Turks, The Rubin Report, The Six Pack
Website
www.daverubin.tv

Dave Rubin (born June 26, 1976) [1] is an American stand-up comedian, talk show host, and television personality. He is the creator and host of political comedy talk show The Rubin Report,[2] part of The Young Turks Network, and is also host of TYT140, which provides the top news stories of the day in 140 seconds or less.[3] Previously he was the host of The Six Pack podcast and radio show on Sirius XM Radio.[4]

Biography[edit]

Dave Rubin was born in Brooklyn, New York, grew up in Syosset, Long Island and resided for 13 years on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, New York City.[5][6][7] He is of Jewish descent and the oldest of three siblings. In 1994 Dave Rubin graduated from Syosset High School. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from Binghamton University in 1998.[8] After nine years working as a comedian, Rubin publicly came out as gay in 2006.[9]

Career[edit]

Dave Rubin was the co-founder of several successful comedy clubs in New York City, including Comedy Company NY in Times Square. He was the co-creator of the public-access television series The Anti-Show,[5] which was filmed at NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.[10] Following his success in the comedy scene, he was the host of two popular podcasts, Hot Gay Comics and The Ben and Dave Show. Both podcasts were turned into a television series on the here! television network.[11] Dave Rubin co-created and co-hosted a new podcast in May 2009, The Six Pack, which went on to become a top podcast on iTunes.[12] In October 2011, The Six Pack was picked up by Sirius XM Radio and began its run as a live talk show until its end in December 2012.[13]

In January 2013, Dave Rubin made the decision to move on from radio and focus on his television career. He was offered his own talk show, The Rubin Report, on The Young Turks Network and moved from New York City to film his new show in Los Angeles.[14]

Rubin is the host of The Golden Girls Ultimate Fan Club, a weekly web-series on Logo TV.[15]

Dave has appeared on The O'Reilly Factor (Fox News), Larry King Now, The Joy Behar Show (HLN), The Young Turks (Current TV), Geraldo Rivera Radio (KABC (AM)), and HuffPost Live. He has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Huffington Post, and New York Magazine.

In 2013 Dave was nominated by LA Weekly for Funniest Twitter.[16][17] His tweets bring humor and attention to political issues and have been featured in Time magazine,[18] Politico,[19] AOL,[20] and Salon.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "bio_inc". Blogspot. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  2. ^ Jeff Klima. "The Young Turks Add Dave Rubin & Cara Santa Maria To Their Network". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  3. ^ TheYoungTurks. "BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: We're Launching TYT140!". TheYoungTurks. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 
  4. ^ Paul Hagen. "The Six Pack". Metrosource. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  5. ^ a b Josh Abraham. "Dave Rubin, Comedian". Gothamist. Retrieved 2005-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Dave Rubin". Stand Up NY. 
  7. ^ "David Rubin in Syosset, NY". Intelius. 
  8. ^ "Binghamton university listed as "David J. Rubin"". Harpur.binghamton.edu. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  9. ^ "Funny Guy Dave Rubin Answers Our Questions". The Awl. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  10. ^ Jason Gay. "NBC’s Top-Secret Show". New York Observer. Retrieved 2002-11-25. 
  11. ^ Wheat, Alynda (2008-03-14). "What to Watch". Entertainment Weekly. 
  12. ^ Brent Hartinger. "Interview: The Six Pack". The Backlot. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  13. ^ "The Six Pack". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  14. ^ Paul Hagen. "Post-Six". Metrosource. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  15. ^ "Logo TV launches The Golden Girls Ultimate Fan Club". New Now Next. Retrieved 2013-05-13. 
  16. ^ Ali Trachta. "L.A. Weekly Web Awards 2013: Time to Vote!". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  17. ^ Ali Trachta. "L.A. Weekly Poll". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2013-07-15. 
  18. ^ Madison Gray (2012-06-28). "The 13 Best Tweets About The Supreme Court’s Health Care Ruling". TIME Magazine. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  19. ^ Patrick gavin. "Paul Ryan fishes for laughs with tweet". Politico. Retrieved 2013-07-01. 
  20. ^ Andrew Tavani. "Twitter in the News". AOL. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  21. ^ Sarah Gray. "Colbert replacing Letterman makes Twitter explode: Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers and more respond". Salon. Retrieved 2014-04-21. 

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